If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.

Let this be the end of ruinous benchmarking

Now that the public-service unions are doing individual deals with the Troika ‘government’, let’s hope this is the end of the truly ruinous benchmarking, which was so beloved by the unions and politicians.

Lest they forget, every cent spent on public services and servants, and their entourages, and their expenses, and their pensions, has firstly to be generated in the private sector.

Kevin T Finn


Co Cork


The Regal Cinema in Youghal, Co Cork, first opened its doors in 1936. Director John Huston used it as a base to review footage while filming Moby Dick in the town.We Show Films: ‘I once found a full rotisserie chicken in the cinema’

The biennial festival in Cork produced another unique feast of fine music and good vibes.Sounds from a Safe Harbour brings fine music and good vibes to Cork

Here are five things to check out in the week ahead.5 things for the week ahead

You have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a ship to Ireland. You are tired and hungry and desperate to deliver your expensive cargo to port.Islands of Ireland: Horse, trading, and Drishane

More From The Irish Examiner